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List of the Best Countries for Surfing ranked from best to worst. There are so many wonderful places to catch an epic wave across the world. Which country is the best for surfing? That all depends if you prefer surfing amongst pro-surfers, hitting the water in secluded spots or surfing along side rocky cliffs. Vote on this list and weigh in on which country has the best waves in the world.

The United States of America has tons of great surf spots. Oahu features some of the biggest waves in the world and California is a popular destination for surfers of all skill levels. Australia also has some of the world's greatest breaks. The Gold Coast offers surfers the experience of a lifetime and Byron Bay in New South Wales provides surfers with shark nets so you can hang ten with no worries.

Expert surfers regularly journey to Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa to experience their infamous Supertubes. The beaches of Bali, Indonesia offer a range of waves giving beginners and experts a chance to co-mingle in the water. If you're looking for your next surf adventure check out AST surf camp to ensure you get epic waves and have an amazing time. 

Which country do you think is the best for surfing? Vote on this list and let us know where you have caught the gnarliest waves. Hang Ten!
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Indonesia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Indonesia Jakarta

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Australia Canberra

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Portugal Lisbon

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
New Zealand Wellington

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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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Peru is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Peru Lima

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Morocco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Morocco Rabat

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Spain Madrid

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Brazil Brasília

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Philippines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Philippines Manila

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

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France is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
France Paris

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Wales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

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Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Puerto Rico San Juan

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Cape Verde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Cape Verde Praia

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El Salvador is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
El Salvador San Salvador

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Mexico Mexico City

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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Ecuador Quito

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Fiji is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Fiji Suva

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Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Costa Rica San José

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Barbados is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Barbados Bridgetown

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England is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
England London

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Samoa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Samoa Apia

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Sri Lanka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte

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Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

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Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Vietnam Hanoi

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Greece Athens

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Canada Ottawa

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Maldives is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Maldives Malé

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Germany Berlin

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Thailand is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Thailand Bangkok

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Republic of Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

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Oman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Oman Muscat

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Singapore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Singapore Singapore

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Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Nicaragua Managua

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United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing

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Iran is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Iran Tehran

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Japan Tokyo

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Chile Santiago

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China is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
China Beijing

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Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Surfing
Taiwan Taipei